Volkswagen has come up with a family concept microbus which is making its way towards production. The Bulli provides for a large inner space for its passengers, its primary feature. Mixing both classic and modern design, its persona translates into a smart and sassy family model. The Volkswagen Bulli is no ordinary vehicle, however, with high acceleration and speed. Its square and boxy appearance provides for the packaging space though the main design is closer to the T1 model. Some say it is a "squatter" when you look at it. Regardless, it is a five passenger van utilizing the next generation Golf as its surrogate. It will inherit an ECO friendly status with a hybrid diesel or electric operating system. It is much different to the present day Transporter and provides a flash of nostalgia for would be buyers. It has seating arranged in two rows and it also has rear seats that can fold completely flat thus providing for in car camping potential.
The latest version vehicle with include conventional front drive architecture based off the same platform linking to the Volkswagen Passat, Golf and Jetta. It will include a turbocharged four cylinder diesel engine. The Volkswagen engine is capable of reaching 62 miles per hour in just about 11.5 seconds.
Volkswagen's strategy of including multiple models on a single platform bodes well for the Bulli. Some say that the new van is simply a reconfiguration of the Volkswagen Microbus concept which showed up 10 years ago.
Volkswagen hopes to draw consumers with strong emotions similar like the Beetle to its USA showrooms. The pricing of the Volkswagen Bulli could be quite high if the vehicle gets produced in Europe. Ready for its official debut in the fall of 2013, sales should begin in 2014 at a sticker price starting at about $32,000 – $40,000 USD. The Bulli will have stiff competition with Chrysler's Town and Country along with Honda's Odyssey, Toyota's Sienna and Nissan's Quest vehicles.